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November 2017

CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY

Thursday, November 23
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Thank you for understanding we are celebrating with our family and friends too. Happy Holidays!

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26 BATS! & Hannah von der Hoff (Indie R&B) $7

Friday, November 24 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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26 BATS! is composed of the members of music collective, Kriyative Emblems of a Blue Soul Renaissance. With their multi- genre influences including hip hop, jazz, soul, alternative rock, and afrobeat, 26 BATS! creates music with no intention of boundaries of a genre. These jazz and blues trained musicians challenge their sound with their desire for sonic exploration. https://26bats.bandcamp.com - Bonnie Raitt meets Alabama shakes. Viceral roots rock for the ages. Hannah von der Hoff performs both as a rock…

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Trempealeau (Peterson / Sutherland / Norton / Christenson) /Ryan Holweger $7

Saturday, November 25 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Trempealeau is an original band out of Minneapolis, led by guitarist and singer/songwriter Jimmy Peterson, along with longtime friends Zack Norton on bass/vocals, drummer Steve Sutherland and Josh Christenson on steel guitar. Trempealeau represents an assemblage of style and aesthetic that suggests a kind of vintage americana, where the songs operate within a bare bones landscape somewhere between folk, country, rock and jazz. Trempealeau is not your average bar band, perhaps more like an answer to the question you forgot…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, November 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$20

CANCELED Ray Bonneville

Sunday, November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the artist had to cancel their performance. Stay tuned here for any updates about a performance from another featured artist on this date!

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$20

RIVER ROOM: Daisy Dillman Sings: Crosby, Stills & Nash (Tribute) $20 Adv / $25 Door

Sunday, November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW Ticket sales end 12pm noon Sunday Nov 26th, 2017. Remaining seats and standing room available at 6pm Doors for $25 Cash. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Doors 6pm Music 7:30pm Pat, Feagan & Stymie… the three original lead vocalists and founding members of the Daisy Dillman Band, bring…

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Srazhalys (Melodic World Folk) $5

Sunday, November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! Covers on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://www.reverbnation.com/srazhalys Melodic flavors of Eastern Europe & Central Asia merge with hard-driving Western rhythms to shape the sound of Srazhalys.

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, November 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Ari Hest with Special Guest Tim Houlihan (Indie Folk) $12

Thursday, November 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $12 Covers on the tab. 8pm Tim Houlihan 8:45pm Ari Hest https://arihest.com I've been making music and touring the planet for about 15 years. What started out as an occasional creative outlet is now my way of life. Growing up just outside New York City, I began playing guitar in the hallways of my high school, learning the songs of The Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Smashing Pumpkins, and Dave Matthews…

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December 2017
$10

RIVER ROOM: Jeff Arundel 18th Annual Holiday Variety Show $10 Adv / $10 Door

Friday, December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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18th Annual Jeff Arundel Holiday Variety Show With special guests Kathleen Johnson/Steele Arundel/Paul the Beatle/Fred and Anne Vagle, and the Swedish Men's Whistling Team 7pm Doors 8pm Show THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW Ticket sales end 12pm noon Friday 12/1/17. Remaining seats and standing room available at 7pm Doors for $10 Cash. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make…

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MMC Presents: JØUR / Lena Elizabeth (Pop/Indie Folk Soul) $8

Friday, December 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $8 cover charges on the tab. 9pm Lena Elizabeth 10pm JOUR Join us for a quarterly showcase of Minnesota Music Coalition members JOUR (Jourdan Myers) and Lena Elizabeth! http://jourmusic.xyz https://www.facebook.com/pg/JourOfficial/ JØUR is contrast. head vs heart. light vs dark. clear vs obscure. minimalism vs complexity. analog vs electronic. All of these elements, often pitted against each other, find themselves simultaneously alive and true in a beautiful paradox on JØUR’s…

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The High 48’s Bluegrass Brunch Kickoff Show! $15

Saturday, December 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $15 Cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Join us Saturday night, Dec 2 2017 to preview the Bluegrass Brunch residency with The High 48's every Saturday in Jan & Feb 2018! http://thehigh48s.com/music/ Since forming in 2006, The High 48s have been making music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences far beyond Bill Monroe, the…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$10

RIVER ROOM SHOW: Paul The Beatle $10 Adv / $10 Cash Door

Sunday, December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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In a brilliant one-man Beatlemania-esque show, Bob Halligan Jr portrays Paul McCartney through his career as a FAB. Paul has a conversation with the audience- and himself- that inevitably leads back to the songs we so deeply love. Early on, he receives a visit from John Lennon, who asserts his “creative dominance” of the group. Through the laughter and the tears (and the clothes), Paul traces the band’s musical journey and his particular contributions to it, doing so with no…

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Aaron Espe (Singer-Songwriter) $12

Sunday, December 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/passages/id1276627401?app=itunes Like a page in a photo album or a handwritten journal entry, a song often bottles a memory. Minnesota-born and Nashville-based singer and songwriter Aaron Espe seamlessly translates those kinds of memories into songs on his sixth full-length album and first for NETTWERK, Passages. “Many of the songs are key moments in my life,” he explains. “They represent turning points where…

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Lightin’ Joe Peterson (Rock N Roll) $5

Monday, December 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! Cover charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm https://www.facebook.com/LightninJoePeterson/ Lightnin' Joe Peterson is a songwriter and musician from the high desert of New Mexico. He has made his living as an internationally touring multi-instrumentalist for over 15 years, and is currently based in Minneapolis, MN. He is in the midst of recording his first solo EP, which will be available in the spring of 2018.

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Kevin Odegard’s ‘Better Angels’ (Folk) $5

Tuesday, December 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $5 Cover Charges on the tab. Music 8-10pm Kevin Odegard’s Better Angels You may not know his name, but you’ve likely heard Kevin Odegard’s heartland guitar running in the background of your daily routine. Whenever you hear the iconic opening jangle of Bob Dylan’s “Tangled Up In Blue,” whether on a car radio, in an elevator, movie soundtrack, shopping mall or airport, you’re listening to a stylist who was…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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PONY RUG PRESENTS: Brianna Lane / Theyself (Folk) $7

Thursday, December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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A Pony Rug showcase First Thursdays at the Aster! Pony Rug is a Minneapolis-based live music video session platform, with weekly releases featuring up and coming artists! https://www.facebook.com/PonyRug https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAkZa9uOMOj0Ng-LSd5Xgcw Music 8pm Theyself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn4byPZr4QU 9pm Brianna Lane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81C5slVFF84 - Brianna Lane is an Americana singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, MN. She has the voice of a chain-smoking angel, songs with equal parts hope and despair, and a stage presence of a true friend. For fans of Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, and…

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Annie Mack / JoyAnn Parker (R&B/Blues) $10

Friday, December 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $10 Cover charges on the tab. 9pm - JoyAnn Parker 10pm - Annie Mack A meeting of the Musical Minds. Two Gifted Dynamic Performers and Writers of Original Songs that are Real, Melodic and Edgy. This is a show NOT to be missed. https://www.facebook.com/AnnieMackBlues/ http://joyannparker.com/home

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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, December 9 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$15

RIVER ROOM: ‘Christmas Together’ with Steven C $15 Adv / $15 Door

Sunday, December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW THRUST STAGE - OPEN STYLE SEATING SEATS ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7:00pm-8:30pm http://www.stevencmusic.com Celebrate the Christmas season with an inspiring, intimate concert filled with classic Christmas music and new, emotionally healing songs. Pianist and composer Steven C kicks off his "Christmas Together" concert series in the historic Aster Cafe River Room with his newly restored 1922 Hamburg Steinway A. Debuting the dynamic sound of this stunning classic piano, Steven will…

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Parisota Trio (Gypsy Jazz) $6

Sunday, December 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $6 Covers on the tab Music 8-10pm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQXOjUceznU http://www.parisota.com Specializing in the Gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt, Parisota Hot Club features founding member, bandleader and guitarist Robb Henry. The group has evolved from the original quartet of 2002-2004 to a current collective of some of the finest Hot Club musicians in the Twin Cities area.

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Kari Arnett / Nate Case (Lowland Lakers) $7

Thursday, December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Based in Minneapolis, Americana singer/songwriter Kari Arnett offers up authentic Midwestern feels and has shared the stage with Paul Thorn, Frazey Ford, and The Wind and The Wave. Arnett's single, "Heavy Heart", received praise as well as a feature from American Songwriter Magazine. Her debut EP, "Midwestern Skyline", was released in 2015 and she is working towards releasing a full length album. http://www.kariarnett.com - Having lived his formative musical years in Duluth, Nate Case has spent much of his time…

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Family Three (Gospel Folk) $7

Friday, December 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! $7 Cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.familythreemusic.com Family Three are just two guys and one gal who love music. They would describe their sound as "Blindie-Soulk" - Blues, Indie, Soul and Folk. They have been playing some form of music since they were kids, but it wasn't until recently that they decided to take the next step, and are on the journey of finding out what it…

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Flamin’ Oh’s (Rock) $10

Saturday, December 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Led by frontman Robert Wilkinson, Flamin' Oh's burst onto the Minneapolis music scene in 1980 and thrilled music (and early MTV video fans) with Billboard charting hits, including "I Remember Romance." Not content to rest on their early success, Flamin' Oh's continue to record and deliver high energy live performances to great acclaim. The band’s latest EP, Hear And Now, was released in October 2015. The Star Tribune praises their work as "Hard edged Stones-like rock’n’roll. East Coast street anthems…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$25

RIVER ROOM: A Christmas Carol performed by Gerald Dickens $25 Adv / $30 Cash Door

Sunday, December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Join us in the River Room as Gerald Dickens breathes life into Scrooge, Marley, and the Ghosts his great-great Grandfather created. A once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the one-man portrayal of one of the greatest stories ever written! Costumes encouraged. Period punches and concoctions available! 6pm Doors 7:30pm Show One Show Only! A Christmas Carol presented by the Aster Theater Trust performed by Gerald Dickens (great great grandson to Charles Dickens) at The Historic River Room at the Aster Cafe Ticket…

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The Blacksmith Daughters (Folk) $6

Sunday, December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $6 covers on the tab. Music 8-10pm http://www.theblacksmithsdaughters.com The Blacksmith’s Daughters, featuring both Annella Platta and Julida Alter on vocals and piano, are a Minneapolis-based Americana /folk-rock band that incorporates classical instrumentation into modern song writing. Rocking guitar intertwined with harp-like ukulele and lush string parts perfectly support the intricate melodies and tight harmonies that only sisters who grew up singing together could achieve. After their creative achievement of…

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Tim Houlihan / Katy Vernon (Folk) $8

Thursday, December 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Singer of sad songs on a happy instrument!! Katy has been described as ”One of the Twin Cities’ most beloved folky singer/songwriters.” Star Tribune. Chris Riemenschneider. She was born and raised in London, UK, but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the Twin Cities busiest musicians. Combining catchy pop with Americana twang. https://katyvernon.bandcamp.com/track/lily - Tim Houlihan plays songs written for his records and covers troubadours of the early 1970’s. His style is influenced…

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Christmas Time, A Time for Christmas! ft Jaedyn James, Lightin’ Joe Peterson & Julia Floberg $5

Friday, December 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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A marvelous, wintry romp through all of your Christmas favorites! Hosted by Lightnin' Joe Peterson, this show will feature the extraordinary vocal acrobatics of Jaedyn James, the tender cello stylings of Julia Floberg, and the surprising with of a variety of special guest s. Capturing all the elation and wistful longing of the holiday season in one star-studded evening. http://www.jjandthehunger.com/ https://www.facebook.com/LightninJoePeterson/ http://juliafloberg.com/bio/ RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $5 cover charges on the tab. Music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, December 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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YES! We're open on Christmas Eve until 4pm! Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music of the era. Patty’s eclectic taste gives the…

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CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY

Monday, December 25
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Thank you for understanding we are celebrating with our family and friends too. Happy Holidays!

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Wednesdays: MN Songwriter Showcase hosted by Nick Hensley (FREE)

Wednesday, December 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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To sign up for the MN Songwriter Showcase, please contact curator Nick Hensley at https://www.facebook.com/MNsongwritershowcase/ Call 612-379-3138 to reserve your table! Jim Walsh (music critic and author) called: "The Minnesota Songwriter Showcase is the piece de resistance of the area’s songwriter's, as hosted by songwriters/musicians Nick Hensley and backed by a two- and sometimes three-piece band. The talent level is always solid." Throughout the years we have had some amazing songwriters, singers and performers join us including: Sonny Knight, Martin…

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Tony Rook Band (Bluegrass) $7

Friday, December 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Born and raised in North Carolina, Tony Rook is no bluegrass novice. He picked up his first guitar at the age of 12, rocking out in the local music scene before returning to his bluegrass roots. Tony, now a multi-instrumentalist, describes his music as “incredibly personal.” His songs convey real-life experiences and hardships through soulful lyrical arrangements and intricate guitar riffs. His album “Labor of Love,” released in 2000 with Rook & Wood, garnered much recognition in the bluegrass community…

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Louis & Clarke (21st Century Jazz) $10

Saturday, December 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Longtime musical collaborators rundio (aka: Louis Sinclair) and Steve Clarke explore the possibilities of mixing a 19th century Soprano Saxophone and a 20th century Chapman Stick with 21st century looping and audio processing technology with Michael Bissonnette providing groove navigation on drums and sundry percussion. https://www.facebook.com/LouisandClarke/ Music 9-11pm RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 Cover charges on the tab.

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January 2018

Fellow Pynins (Folk) $10

Friday, January 5, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your spot! $10 covers on the tab. Music 9-11pm http://www.fellowpynins.com "Fascinating stuff" - Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales "Spellbinding" - Country Music People "Fellow pynins will transport you into their haunting and beguiling world of love tales and spine-tingling harmonies... They will have you traveling far and wide to hear them again." ~ Lisa Dunn, BBC Fellow Pynins is a tender duo birthed out of years of traveling, farming, childrearing, and…

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$25

RIVER ROOM: CMA, ACM & Grammy Award-Winning Bryan White (Country) $25 Adv / $30 Cash Door

Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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THIS IS A RIVER ROOM SHOW Ticket sales end 12pm noon Saturday Jan 6th, 2018. Remaining seats and standing room available at 7pm Doors for $30 Cash. SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. BAR SERVICE ONLY. If you'd like to join us for dinner before or after the show in our Cafe, please make a reservation at 612-379-3138. Doors 7pm Music 8pm http://bryanwhite.com https://www.facebook.com/BryanWhiteFans/ Bryan was born in Lawton/Fort Sill, (Comanche County) Oklahoma into a musical family. Growing up he…

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DURRY (Marah in the Mainsail) & Mariah Mercedes (Indie) $8

Saturday, January 6, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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DURRY is an accomplished singer/song writer with nearly a decade of experience in the music scene and countless shows under his belt. Front man and the creative force behind MPLS based Marah in the Mainsail, an eclectic and high energy cult-rock band that's well established in the Midwest and beyond. In light of the growing popularity of Marah in the Mainsail, DURRY is a small and intimate look behind the curtain of the normally huge octane sound. The music is…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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$15 - $25

RIVER ROOM: Two Night Special with Farewell Milwaukee (Electric) $15 Adv / $20 Cash Door

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Two night special with Farewell Milwaukee in the Historic River Room! Friday Jan 12th - Electric Sat Jan 13th - Acoustic Buy advance tickets to both shows for $25! Minneapolis band Farewell Milwaukee releases their fourth full-length album, FM, on September 9. FM is the product of successfully achieving the balance of furthering their artistic careers with a family life. “ has the first song ever written about my daughter, called ‘Hurt No More,’” says front man Ben Lubeck.…

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RIVER ROOM: Two Night Special with Farewell Milwaukee (Acoustic) $15 Adv / $20 Cash Door

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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Two night special with Farewell Milwaukee in the Historic River Room! Friday Jan 12th - Electric Sat Jan 13th - Acoustic Buy advance tickets to both shows for $25! Minneapolis band Farewell Milwaukee releases their fourth full-length album, FM, on September 9. FM is the product of successfully achieving the balance of furthering their artistic careers with a family life. “ has the first song ever written about my daughter, called ‘Hurt No More,’” says front man Ben Lubeck.…

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Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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Swing Brunch with Patty & the Buttons (Free)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATION WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! Music 11am - 2pm https://pattyandthebuttons.bandcamp.com Patty and The Buttons preach the gospel of hot rhythm and happy feet. The band is similar to what you would find in a dance hall, cafe or nightclub anywhere around the world between 1920-1940. Despite being an ensemble firmly rooted in tradition, the band presents their music without being shackled to history. They play their own compositions as well as takes on music…

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February 2018

Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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March 2018

Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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April 2018

Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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May 2018

Second Saturdays: Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows (Vintage Vocal Jazz) $10

Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414 United States
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RESERVATIONS WORK LIKE ADVANCE TICKETS Call 612-379-3138 to save your table! $10 cover charges on the tab. Music 9-11pm Kate Lynch & Her Most Excellent Fellows join us every Second Saturday, beginning September 2017! http://katelynchmusic.com Kate Lynch and Her Most Excellent Fellows. Five piece plays all the hits circa 1935, classic vintage pop/jazz. Kate on upright and vocals with the Most Excellent Fellows on drums, guitar, trombone and trumpet. Kate will present "Music & Booze" A liight history of music…

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